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Aviation Accident Attorney

As an airplane accident attorney in Tampa, FL, I understand aviation accidents can be devastating and complex, resulting in serious injuries or fatalities.

When such incidents occur in Florida, the involvement of a skilled airplane accident lawyer in Tampa, FL, is not just beneficial but often essential.

Understanding Aviation Accidents in Florida:

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, 1,462 aviation accidents occurred in the United States in 2023. In Florida there were 80 aviation accidents, 13 of which resulted in fatalities. For nearly 30 years, Jay Diaco has handled very complicated airplane and helicopter fatality cases; personally, witnessing the devastating consequences of these incidents firsthand.

The aftermath is always complex, requiring the expertise of our skilled attorneys and network of experts to establish liability, ensure accountability from the responsible parties, and to secure the most compensation for victims and their families.


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Diaco Law has a proven track record in securing multi-million dollar recoveries for families affected by helicopter and airplane fatality cases. With our extensive experience, we are ready to assist you with your claim as soon as possible.

We offer free consultations and no upfront fees or costs, which can become very large quickly. You are not responsible for ANY fees or costs, unless we successfully resolve the case for you and your family.

What are the common causes and types of aviation accidents?

Aviation accidents encompass commercial airline accidents, international aviation accidents, airplane crashes, helicopter accidents, and small/private plane accidents.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) identifies frequent causes, including:

  • Human error
  • Inadequate pre-flight preparation
  • Structural failures
  • Approach and landing issues
  • Engine malfunctions
  • Inclement weather conditions
  • Mismanagement of fuel
  • Fatigued or improperly trained pilots
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Proper Investigation

To determine liability, a proper investigation is crucial. This involves hiring aviation experts, medical experts, acquiring data from flight recorders, air traffic control communications, maintenance records, and witness testimonies. Jay Diaco and Diaco Law collaborate closely with investigators, aviation experts, and accident reconstruction specialists to meticulously gather, preserve, and analyze this evidence.

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What are the liability considerations in an aviation accident?

In aviation accidents, liability can extend to several parties, including aircraft manufacturers, airlines, maintenance crews, flight crews, pilots, and air traffic controllers.

Through a thorough examination of evidence, we can identify the party or parties responsible for displaying negligence, ultimately leading to the accident, injuries, or loss of life.

What compensation can I recover after an aviation accident?

Compensation following an aviation accident can encompass past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and past and future pain and suffering. In cases of wrongful death, surviving family members are entitled to financial compensation for the loss of their loved one including, loss of net accumulations to the Estate, pain and suffering, loss of the capacity to enjoy life, loss of consortium, funeral expenses, etc.

Recent research by Keystone Law establishes that the average compensation in the United States for a wrongful death from an aviation accident is $5,200,000.

What if I suffer from an aviation accident on an international flight? How does liability and compensation work?

For international flights, The Montreal Convention 1999 (MC99) standardizes airline liability for passenger death and injury. It replaces previous fragmented international treaties and aims to be a universal framework, governing airline liability worldwide. It holds carriers liable for passenger injury or death that occurs on board the aircraft or during embarkation or disembarkation operations.

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According to the Montreal Convention

Air carriers are held liable for personal injury or death damages up to 100,000 Special Drawing Rights (currently equivalent to approximately $132,600), regardless of fault, unless the carrier can demonstrate negligence by the claimant. Beyond this threshold, the carrier remains liable without limit, unless it can prove its lack of negligence or that a third party was solely responsible for the accident.

MC99 determines that lawsuits can be filed from the victim’s place of residence, regardless of where the accident took place. Claims must be filed within two years of the incident. Florida’s statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death claims is also two years from the injury or death date.

Why do I need an attorney after an airplane accident?

In aviation accident cases, there are often multiple insurance policies involved, including those of the airline and aircraft manufacturer, among others. Navigating these complexities can be overwhelming for victims and their families. Jay Diaco and Diaco Law’s personal injury attorneys are experts in handling these insurance claims, ensuring that all available compensation is recovered to offset medical expenses, lost income, and other damages.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an aviation accident, please don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation by calling Jay Diaco at Diaco Law 813-221-7978.

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  1. Federal Aviation Administration. “Chapter 7. Commercial Air Tour Operations.” FAA, Federal Aviation Administration,
  2. International Air Transport Association. “Montreal Convention (MC99).” IATA, International Air Transport Association,
  3. International Air Transport Association. “Montreal Convention (MC99) – Full Text.” IATA, International Air Transport Association,
  4. Keystone Law. “How Is Compensation Calculated After an Aviation Accident?” Keystone Law,
  5. National Transportation Safety Board. “Monthly Dashboard.” NTSB, National Transportation Safety Board,

My experience with Diaco Law was great, they went above and beyond for me and always had my best interest first.


Taylor & Melynie were the best! They helped me with with everything, were the most kind & sweet people I’ve worked with. Hopefully I never need their type of services again but if I ever did I will choose them, always!!!


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First time getting in an accident, Taylor and the rest of the staff at Diaco made the process easy and painless. Fought and got me more than I originally was told. No police report and they still got me what I was owed. I can’t thank you all enough!


My case had complications due to having two accidents close to one another and one of the drivers being uninsured. Diaco Law got me a settlement that I was happy with and they were very good at protecting my interests through this turbulent situation.


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Accident Information:

Provide as much of the following information as you can:

  • Details of the accident.
  • Any citations or tickets issued?
  • Insurance companies involved?
  • Describe injuries and did you go to the hospital or urgent care?
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